Since the beginning of 2017, projects totaling more than 3 million BGN levs have been launched in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the outsourcing sector, thanks to which more than 400 new jobs are created.
This was announced by the Ministry of Economy after a meeting of the Deputy Minister of Economy Alexander Manolev with representatives of The Independent Advisory Network – one of the largest British consulting groups.
Its representatives are in Bulgaria to research the ICT and the outsourcing sectors.
Alexander Manolev announced that since 2013 in Plovdiv started projects under the Investment Promotion Act in the ICT sector at a total amount of nearly 20 million BGN levs, which reveals 2700 jobs.
He emphasized that consistent efforts are being made to support the foreign investors.
“The main priority for the government is to reduce the administrative and financial burden on businesses, which in some cases also constitutes a barrier to foreign capital,” the Deputy Minister stressed on.
Representatives of the British advisory group have emphasized that there is a particular interest from their clients to outsource part of their activity in the region.
The purpose of the visit is exploratory, as Bulgaria has a number of advantages – geographical location, access to the common European market, significant traditions in the sector, etc. The business highly assesses the qualifications of employees in the sector.
The presence of large foreign companies already operating in this sector in our country has also been reported as an advantage.
The representatives of The Independent Advisory Network are very interested in the information they will receive from the business that works on the spot, therefore at the meeting were the representatives of the companies Bulpros, Scale Focus, Quests Bulgaria and EHS Consulting “.